You’ve got the machine, you’re creating priceless products and you’re ready to dig into marketing your offerings and putting yourself out there. If you’re ready to ramp it up and make money with a laser engraver, you’re going to want as many avenues to get your products out there.
No storefront to sell your laser engraved products? No problem! There are dozens of websites that make it easy for you to sell your laser engraved products with little to no risk involved.
Most of these websites have low or zero start-up fees and the only cost you may encounter will be some small selling and listing fees.
Here’s a round-up of the most popular places to sell your lasered goods online:
When you think of selling items online, you likely think of Etsy. Etsy is the largest and most well-known platform for selling handmade products. The website makes it easy to open up your own shop for free and there is a huge potential to make money selling your lasered products on this platform.
Etsy does have a small listing fee as well as a 3.5% transaction fee, but the tools and support that you’ll get make it worth it.
Read about Lauren Keplinger, who created a booming online business selling her handmade items on Etsy. She now teaches female entrepreneurs exactly how she did it.
Aftcra is a website that encourages “Made in the USA” product creators to sell their goods. You’ll find a variety of products including kids and baby products, paper goods, home decor and furnishings, jewelry, and more. All of these categories are perfect options for your laser engraved products!
You won’t pay a listing fee, but you will pay a 7% transaction fee whenever you sell a product. It’s also worth mentioning that any products must be more than $10.
Artfire is a boutique website that features one-of-a-kind creations by independent makers and small businesses just like you! Popular categories include weddings, children, home & living and clothing & accessories, all of which are very familiar categories for lasered goods.
You’ll pay a small monthly fee to run your shop as well as listing fees that reduce when you list more items.
Bonanza claims shoppers will “Find everything but the ordinary” which makes your unique lasered goods a perfect candidate for their platform.
This platform is similar to eBay and Amazon and you can sell just anything. You can sync your listings to other websites that you sell to keep track of inventory.
Bonanza has no setup or listing fees for listed items.
If you don’t know about eBay, it’s safe to say that you’ve been living under a rock. eBay is the online auction website where you can sell anything you create with your laser. You can set it up as an auction or opt for the “Buy Now” option.
When listing items on eBay, prepare to pay some listing fees, and fees based on the final sale price of your item.
If you’re wanting to sell stuff locally, but don’t really know where to find your buyers, Facebook Marketplace could be a good place for you to start.
Since almost everyone uses Facebook, it’s easier than ever to get your lasered products in front of potential buyers.
All you have to do is have a Facebook account, take some pictures of your products, add a description and a price, and wait for people to message you to meet up.
You could also look for local buy/sell groups to join where you can list items for more people to see them.
Amazon Handmade is a sub-site of the wildly popular Amazon.com where you can get everything from A to Z. You can list and sell any of your laser-made products in a number of categories. The fees are slightly higher (15%) but since Amazon is so popular, the higher fees could be worth it if you want to get your items into the eyes of millions of shoppers.
This website focuses on handmade and eco-friendly items. You can run your own store, or team up with other sellers for a shared store. You can customize the shop to fir your brand and there is no limit to the number of listings.
Just pay a low monthly fee and all income from your sales belongs to you.
Mercari is an app where you can list your laser engraved items and sell them to other buyers browsing the app. You don’t necessarily have a shop, but you can list items within minutes.
It is free to list an item, but you’ll pay 10% of the total sale when someone purchases an item. Mercari makes shipping items easy; a printable shipping label is emailed to the seller when an item is purchased.
Mercari is a no-frills app that offers sellers and buyers an easy way to discover and find new and exciting products.
ShopHandmade is a marketplace that is totally free. You can open up a shop, list items and sell them with no fees.
With categories ranging from home decor, children, pets to paper gifts, and baby items, shophandmade might be a great place to list your laser-engraved products, especially if you are just starting out and don’t want to invest additional money.
If you have a totally unique product, you might want to submit it to uncommongood. They are always on the lookout for interesting products to add to their assortment. Since a laser is a perfect tool to create so many unique products, it’s worth a shot!
There is no guarantee they will pick up your product but all you have to do is fill out a short form on the website, tell them your story, submit photos and share a few other details.
If they don’t go for your product, they do promise to respect your intellectual property.
Zibbet is an online marketplace where you can sell just about anything handmade. There are already laser engraved items listed on this site, which means the market is there.
Plans start at $4 per month with no listing fees. You’ll also get your own selling website with a custom domain.
Zibbet exists to help creative entrepreneurs around the world sell more. We like that.
Create your own Website
If you want to have total control of your own online shop, you can always start your own website and add a shop to it. There will b a bit of a learning curve if you’re not tech-savvy, but this option is best for the long run, as you own all of the content on your own website.
Don’t have a website? HostGator offers affordable website hosting at only $2.75/mo.
With your own website, you won’t be sending your customers off of your website to a 3rd party seller if they want to buy something from you.
Once your website is up and running, you can add a shopping cart and inventory management feature like Shopify or WooCommerece
Selling Laser Engraved Items Online can Create Multiple Revenue Streams for your Business
With a little research and time investment, you can start selling your laser engraved goods online and start generating income faster than ever before!
You’ll, of course, want to have accurate descriptions, quality photos f your products and be diligent about your ROI.
If you’re ready to transform your business with a laser (and start selling your priceless products online!) Fill out a form on our website, shoot us an email, or use the chat feature on our website.